After PE and HELLP

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After PE and HELLP

Postby christina89 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 03:10 pm

Hi, I had sever PE and im now being told HELLP. It's been 3 weeks or close to since I delivered my baby boy. I was 19 weeks when I developed it and was indused at 23 and a day. My son did not make it. We miss him so much. But I was wondering, How long did it take for you guys to get back to normal or as normal as possible after. Im off some medication, my blood pressuer seems to be coming down slowly. But I just want to live my life again. Any idea how much longer? Or should I still be laying around or can I start doing stuff I would normally do. Don't get me wrong I am morning my son I love him and miss him but I'm also starting to get angry with my self and everybody else, sad and confused. I feel I need to get out to help heal. But im scared to do to much. Any suggestions.
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Re : After PE and HELLP

Postby l412angel » Fri Jun 25, 2010 06:05 pm

Ugh so sorry you had to experience these issues! I too lost my daughter to PE and mine developed into HELLP after delivery.

It all depends on the person on how far things resolve. It took me 3 months to be off BP meds and 6 months to have no protein in my urine. I would take it easy for now. I took it easy for 4 weeks. Are you still seeing a doctor for checks on BP?
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Re : After PE and HELLP

Postby frogibe » Fri Jun 25, 2010 08:36 pm

Hi Christina,

I'm so sorry for your experience with PE and loss. I lost my daughter in January after her fighting in the NICU for 5 weeks. I went home on no BP meds....it was normal after about 48 hours. Then I went in for my 6 week PP check up and my BP was very high, I am now Chronic Hypertensive and medicated. It varies from person to person. I would ask your doctor about what you can and can't do right now.
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Re : After PE and HELLP

Postby christina89 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 09:25 pm

Thank you for replying. I am still seeing the doctor about once a week my blood pressure today when i went to see him was 135/90 so still higher so he didnt take me off any more meds. I am quitting work Monday as well I do beleive I went back way to soon.
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Re : After PE and HELLP

Postby jenprzygoda » Fri Jun 25, 2010 09:47 pm

Hi Christina,
I am very sorry for your loss and for your discomfort now. I think that the one constant I have found about the recovery from HELLP is that it is different for each person and depends on their circumstances. My HELLP developed late and while a blessing for the health of my son, my health had been steadily declining for the last two months of my pregnancy until HELLP occurred. My recovery is still in the works. THe c-section was tough and took a few months to really start to feel better. I was able to come off the blood pressure meds in about 2 months. I was very tired and feeling "blah" for about a year. I have some new health issues that have started since then (asthma) but I haven't really gone that far into going to a specialist as I just haven't felt up to it. THe mental healing has been the worst for me. While I can not imagine what it must be for you, I will tell you that while a slow road, it does get better. Please don't do what I did and beat yourself up for not being back to yourself "right away". Getting help for the mental healing has helped me to feel better about myself and as you said "get out to help heal". Just go slow and take it at the pace that feels right. Wishing you the best in your recovery - Jen
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